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2015 Community Events

Riders line up for the Williams Lake Mountain Bike Classic

The Williams Lake Project honors the legacy of the former Williams Lake Hotel as a special place that created lasting memories for residents of Ulster County. We continue this legacy as an active member of the vibrant community of Rosendale, and we are proud of our many local partnerships.

Since 2007, we have hosted dozens of public recreational events, races, educational and research programs, while raising over $50,000 for local charities. For more information on holding an event at Williams Lake, please contact Alanna Medlock, Communications Coordinator, at

Event schedule is subject to change. Events are open to the public unless noted otherwise. Visit host organization websites for details.

The Williams Lake Project
2015 Event Calendar
January – May Mystwood (nature program) Wild Earth Nature connection program for 7-10 year olds
January – May Wild Earth Apprenticeship Wild Earth Apprenticeship & teacher training program
February 3rd & 15th
March 17th
Winter Bat Census NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation Indiana Bat population research (private)
February 28th & March 1st Ice Rescue Training Bloomington Fire Dept. Emergency rescue training (private)
May 24th Williams Lake Classic WLP & Favata’s TRT Bike Shop Annual pro mountain bike race & family race
May 30th & 31st NY NICA League Mountain Bike Race NY High School Cycling League NICA national high school mountain bike race series
June 7th Reading the Landscape Wild Earth A one-day field program that offers an introduction to ecological tracking and natural history
June 20th & 21st Open Water Experience Total Immersion Deep-water swim training camp
July 18th & 19th Rosendale Street Fest Rosendale Street Festival 5th-year stage sponsor
July 29th Kingston Summer Series Kingston Runners Club annual cross-country trail run
August 1st & 2nd Total Immersion Swim Training Total Immersion Deep-water swim training workshop
October – December Field Geology Research SUNY New Paltz Geology students’ field study of the Williams Lake landscape (private)
October 10th Rosendale Runs for the Pool Rosendale Runs Half-marathon to raise funds for the Rosendale Pool construction
October 14th Green Materials & Services Expo US Green Building Council Regional expo for sustainable technologies and services
October 31st Service Sprint & Zombie Escape UlsterCorps 6th annual Halloween fun run fundraiser
October – December Mystwood (nature program) Wild Earth Nature connection program for 7-10 year olds
October – December Wild Earth Apprenticeship Wild Earth Apprenticeship & teacher training program
November 15th Geology Site Visit Wesleyan University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Student field research (private)
November – December Fire Rescue Training Rosendale Area Firehouses Local volunteer fire departments hold group rescue training at Williams Lake: Rosendale, Kingston, Cottekill, Bloomington and Ulster (private)